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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2595 on: September 12, 2013, 09:35:20 PM »
Just got my new 5D3 back from Canon service center calibration 2 days ago and even though it was dusk and getting dark, I tried it out on some ducks and Harry the Heron. Some shots were 6400 ISO or higher. Could never have done that with my 7D.
100-400L, f/7.1 handheld.
I love the second picture. Aaron holding the fish, fish holding the bread.... You are THE heron photographer.
Yup! Lovely shot! How long do herons live? I should google that. We can expect such shots for a long time :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2595 on: September 12, 2013, 09:35:20 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2596 on: September 12, 2013, 10:26:25 PM »
Thanks Moobark, it's nice to have your shots and your expertise.  I had no idea that many of these little birds could be so similar and confusing.  I feel overwhelmed but for now I'm just acquiring what I can and I'll get more into ID in the winter.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2597 on: September 12, 2013, 10:29:43 PM »
Thanks very much Click.  I will be looking into that model.  What's your thoughts on an inflatable?  How do you transport the unit?  I'd sure love to be able to get on the water for shooting and on holidays.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2598 on: September 12, 2013, 11:02:39 PM »
No doubt on this being white-throat. ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2599 on: September 13, 2013, 01:06:11 AM »
AmbientLight, Jack, Don, Click and rpt....thanks for your replies and kind remarks. I'm glad you liked the shots.  :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2600 on: September 13, 2013, 03:08:43 AM »
Here's a couple more from today with my new 5D3.

After shooting about 100 shots to test it out, the 5D3 worked fine. Then I sent it to Canon Service Center (Irvine,CA) for calibration with my 70-200Lii. Got it back 2 weeks later and the 1st time I used it 2 days ago (and every time since), I can't download the files to my MacBook Pro (v 10.6.) using the camera to USB cord. EOS Utility opens, recognizes the camera and when I click on download, it seems to initially try to download but then after 1 minute (with no downloads), it crashes and closes. I've downloaded the shots without any problems by putting the Sandisk CF card into my 7D or using my card reader. Bummer! Has anyone heard of this problem. I'm taking it into the Honolulu center tomorrow but they have very limited capability. :'(
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2601 on: September 13, 2013, 08:07:48 AM »
Here's one out of my office window ... I don't know the name of this bird ... can anyone help identify? (its the same size of a sparrow)
Image made with Nikon D7100 + 18-300mm VR at 300mm, f/8, 1/640 sec, ISO 800 ... and cropped to death.

Edit: I just found out from a book (which I bought a few years but did not bother to read  :-[) that its the Indian Silverbill (apparently it is also know as White-throated Munia)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2601 on: September 13, 2013, 08:07:48 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2602 on: September 13, 2013, 08:33:55 AM »
One more of its sibling or partner
Image made with Nikon D7100 + 18-300mm VR at 300mm, f/8, 1/640 sec, ISO 800 ... and cropped to death
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2603 on: September 13, 2013, 08:46:41 AM »
I love your Red-crested Cardinal Serendipidy. Nice shots.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2604 on: September 13, 2013, 09:06:20 AM »
Here's one out of my office window ... I don't know the name of this bird ... can anyone help identify? (its the same size of a sparrow)
Image made with Nikon D7100 + 18-300mm VR at 300mm, f/8, 1/640 sec, ISO 800 ... and cropped to death.

Where did you take this picture? The region might help to identify the bird.  It looks like a juvenile.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2605 on: September 13, 2013, 09:16:52 AM »
Here's one out of my office window ... I don't know the name of this bird ... can anyone help identify? (its the same size of a sparrow)
Image made with Nikon D7100 + 18-300mm VR at 300mm, f/8, 1/640 sec, ISO 800 ... and cropped to death.

Where did you take this picture? The region might help to identify the bird.  It looks like a juvenile.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2606 on: September 13, 2013, 09:26:54 AM »
Here's one out of my office window ... I don't know the name of this bird ... can anyone help identify? (its the same size of a sparrow)
Image made with Nikon D7100 + 18-300mm VR at 300mm, f/8, 1/640 sec, ISO 800 ... and cropped to death.
I just found out from a book (which I bought a few years but did not bother to read  :-[) that its the Indian Silverbill (apparently it is also know as White-throated Munia)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2607 on: September 13, 2013, 10:44:49 AM »
Thanks very much Click.  I will be looking into that model.  What's your thoughts on an inflatable?  How do you transport the unit?  I'd sure love to be able to get on the water for shooting and on holidays.

Jack

Hello Jack,

You are losing too much energy on inflatable kayak, and they are not very easy to paddle.
I suggest a roto-molded plastic or composite model. Roto-molded plastic kayaks are more affortable.

Take a model with a rudder (foot-controlled rudder). The rudder is use to keep the kayak moving straight despite any current or wind. It is a lot easier!

Take a look here :

Current Designs

http://www.cdkayak.com/products/template/product_display.php?NID=93&SID=2a6c9e086d1d5ac3ee43cbb1f198ee61

Boreal Design

http://www.borealdesign.com/

I carry my kayak on a car roof rack. Thule has good models.

Being able to mix kayaking with photography is a great pleasure.  :)

Click

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2607 on: September 13, 2013, 10:44:49 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2608 on: September 13, 2013, 10:55:34 AM »
Here's one out of my office window ... I don't know the name of this bird ... can anyone help identify? (its the same size of a sparrow)
Image made with Nikon D7100 + 18-300mm VR at 300mm, f/8, 1/640 sec, ISO 800 ... and cropped to death.

Edit: I just found out from a book (which I bought a few years but did not bother to read  :-[) that its the Indian Silverbill (apparently it is also know as White-throated Munia)

Very impressive - but I wouldn't call that cropped to death. Seeing the quality you got out of the D7100 led me to the excellent thread on the 70D D7100 shoot out in which you contributed. The D7100 came out better on IQ, but the 70D on AF. How consistent is the AF on the D7100 - the biggest drawback on the 7D and the reason I upgraded to the 5DIII is the poor reproducibility of its autofocus. After the review by Michaelthemaven I am tempted in two directions as I want a crop for bird photography and have given up waiting for the 7DII, the IQ of the D7100 against an improved autofocus in the 70D. What do you reckon Rienz?
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2609 on: September 13, 2013, 11:32:38 AM »
Indian Silverbill
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2609 on: September 13, 2013, 11:32:38 AM »